Healthful Hangout: Inside the Salt Cave Santa Barbara

by | Apr 27, 2017 | SALT CAVE NEWS

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Per the State of CA and the County of Santa Barbara, Salt does not require face masks indoors for employees or vaccinated patrons. As COVID 19 virus still exists, we do allow visitors or employees to wear masks, as needed. Masks are optional. We strive to keep our...

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BOUGHT GIFT CARD
The process was so easy and they loved it!

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Taylor D.
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CBD WORKS WONDERS!
I have tried many other brands, but both the lotion and balm which are 500mg are the most effective for my healing process. Noticed a reduction in pain and inflammation immediately. Would highly recommend CBD products to anyone with sore or tight muscles.

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Peter C
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EXFOLIATING AND EFFECTIVE!
The new body scrubs are wonderful on the skin!
It leaves your skin feeling soft and supple while exfoliating your skin with Himalayan salt. Will buy again.

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Kevin R.
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HIMALAYAN SALT INFUSED MASSAGE BODY LOTION
I use this lotion all year long and my hands have yet to crack and bleed. I am a childcare provider that washes my hands many times a day and washes dishes in extremely hot water a few times a day as well. This is the only lotion I have used that keeps my hands soft and from cracking. Absolutely love it! Thank You!!

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Corie K.
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TEXTURIZING HAIR MIST!
This is the second product I’ve purchased from Salt Cave Santa Barbara and I love it. Smells great and makes my naturally curly hair feel great!

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Jennifer B.
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WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Went here for a couples massage. Walked out feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. The place has an amazing atmosphere and ambiance to it. The staff is wonderful, welcoming and friendly. The salt cave massage room is comfortable with low lighting and music. My masseuse was wonderful. He made sure to ask all the right questions about past and present conditions as well as areas I would like to focus on. We were never rushed to leave and were able to recover in a semi-private waiting room with water and tea. The store was also full of wonderful items that were priced very reasonably. Overall it was an amazing experience that I will definitely do again.

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Joe Z
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BEST LOTION!
I am obsessed with their lotion. It’s perfectly scented and has no greasy after-feel like other lotions.
Also love that it’s vegan!

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Joan
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THERAPY FOR FEET
Recd what I ordered quickly. Great product.

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Laura H.
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LOVE THEIR PRODUCTS!
I just restocked my purse Chapstick, work Chapstick, and bedroom Chapstick!
Can’t wait to try out a cave session!

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AMAZING MEDITATION SESSION.
Did the salt cave meditation and it was amazing. 45 minutes of taking in the Himalayan salt cave and serene energy while calming meditation music played. we sat in zero-gravity chairs and I also lay directly on the salt floor at one point for full absorption. they also have a shop where you can purchase all things salt! 10/10 definitely recommend and will be returning with my parents 🙂

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Makayla L

Nestled below the quaint steps of historic State Street, the Salt Cave in Santa Barbara are forged from 200 million-year-old Himalayan pink salt that seem to rise from the surrounding salt beds like some mythical village.

Created from the crystalized sea salt beds of the Khewra Salt Range of northern Pakistan, visitors are hushed into serenity of the cave for a rejuvenating experience unlike any other in the heart of the coastal resort town.

Visitors spend about an hour in the dim caves, relaxing on gravity-defying chairs, listening to calming music, and breathing in the therapeutic salty air. The environment is supposed to benefit one’s emotional state and ease respiratory problems, including asthma and allergies.

Former geologist Mike McCaskey and his wife Pamela, who has a background in fitness, are the owners and share their mission of providing a unique place to relax and experience the wonder of ancient crystalline salt through salt cave sessions, spa treatments, and products made locally.

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What inspired you to create Salt Cave Santa Barbara?

After a trip to Vermont, Pam had a vision to bring a health and holistic business to Santa Barbara that emphasized wellness in a place with a nurturing environment. That vision was inspired by visiting a country in-like tea room and meditation shop that had a salt room.

Why salt?

Pam was inspired by stories told to her about Eastern Europeans that visited natural salt caves for healing. She picked Himalayan pink salt as one of the purest forms of ancient salt on the planet and for its beauty. We are made of salt and it is essential in our bodies for health.

What can visitors gain from a Salt Cave session?

We want customers to experience wonder in the natural beauty of crystalline rock in our Salt Caves and to experience a sense of calmness and wellness. From athletes to entertainers, several notable personalities and celebrities from our town and from Southern California have been to our caves or had a treatment here.

Are there any “secret” services that visitors can request?

Our salt scrub massages are signature to us and no one else in Santa Barbara performs the service. Other services include catered events, specialized salt scrub treatments, aromatherapy, reiki healing, sound classes, yoga and dance. We have had a wedding ceremony held in our large cave room—that was pretty unique.